I remember the first time I heard the band Spock’s Beard. It was back when the best site for checking out new bands was mp3.com. At least it seemed like it at the time. This was back in the days where it was standard to have a dial-up connection, and if you have never had to suffer through that horror, count yourself lucky. Trying to download a 4-5 mg mp3 file on dial-up was a test of patience, so when I downloaded a couple tracks from this band with this weird name, some of the songs were long thus making the file larger which made it even more trying. However, after hearing a brief snippet I wanted to keep the files because I was super impressed.
Napalm Death are one of the most consistent and unrelenting bands to ever grace a stage or indeed spill from a set of speakers. Forming way back in the mists of time in 1985 and seeing through their ranks such illustrious characters as Justin Broadrick, Mick Harris, Bill Steer and Jesse Pintado. From their Anarcho punk beginnings, through bringing grind to the masses before cross pollinating it with Death Metal and taking on some modern industrial influences; before being accused of selling out. This was all before bringing it back full circle and taking smatterings of all these eras and mixing it all together to bring us to this point 30 years later.